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Community and Integrated Development

Town Centre First Mayo

‘Town Centre First- A Policy Approach for Irish Towns’ was produced by the Departments of Rural & Community Development and Housing Local Government & Heritage who continue to develop and support the Town Centre First programme: to provide proven pathways to address the issues and challenges facing towns throughout Ireland.

At county level, each Local Authority has appointed a Town Regeneration Officer (TRO) with the collective aims of building resilient and sustainable places, supporting community-led regeneration and town centre revitalisation under the Town Centre First Programme.

Town Centre First (TCF) is a collaborative initiative which focuses on developing plans to regenerate rural towns through good placemaking, addressing dereliction and vacancy in town centres. Short, medium and long-term priorities are identified through public and community consultation.

For more information on the programme, please see the National Town Centre First website:

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